No, it will never be done. Now that that is out of the way...
Was looking at a 80 passenger bluebird that had already been gutted/shortened/flatbeded but decided I wanted something more versatile that the wife could drive if she wanted. That I could put the bikes in when dad and I were headed somewhere, or tow the buggy or bronco with.
1998 E450 shortbus popped up on craigs and I grabbed it. 7.3 powerstroke, auto, 90k miles. rear heat and ac. decent tires. Was a handicap bus so had no seats. Previous owner plasti-diped the thing black
Drove it home for $3800.
Have to get this thing RV title-able this month.
Buddy of mine donated some reclining seats with belts from his church bus, Stole the table outtah a pop-up that I got for free a few years ago.
Gutted an old slide in of its sink/stove/oven/fridge/freezer/furnace/power inverter. Only installing sink right now so I can get it titled. Scored a free cabinet. Built a countertop/back splash out of a piece of cutting board that came out of my moms restaurant. Took the drawer out of the top of the cabinet, screwed it to another drawer, and integrated it into the backsplash. Had a set of bunks from a previous enclosed trailer/camper we had.
Have a motorcycle event at the end of the month so need to be able to get the bikes in. Stole the tailgate/ramp off our garden tractor, trailer. It can serve duty on the bus too.
As a loading ramp:
Or as an out-door table/patio/dance floor (legs have been added instead of jackstand):
To hold it in traveling position I ripped the hood latch out of a parts Ranger I have laying around.
Slapped some paint on the thing and that brings us to today. Been a busy couple weekends. Hopefully get it titled this week.
Took it to the mud-bogs.